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digressive Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite of superficial relevance if any
    • a digressive allusion to the day of the week
    • a tangential remark
  2. adjective satellite (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
    excursive; rambling; discursive.
    • amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things
    • a rambling discursive book
    • his excursive remarks
    • a rambling speech about this and that

Di*gress"ive adjective
Cf. F. digressif.
  1. Departing from the main subject; partaking of the nature of digression. Johnson.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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